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COP21

Dominica’s Petit Journal: Can COP21 Save the Planet?

How many of us see and feel the veil of pollution that all too often hangs over Paris, dulling the city of lights? What does mandatory alternative driving tell you about the air we breathe? What can the upcoming COP 21 Conference do about it?
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Get Smart! 5 Tips on How to Live and Work with the French

Are you an expat trying to figure out the intricacies of living and working in France? The French are not as complicated as you think when you're armed with these tips...
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Naughty Paris Expert: What Makes Paris So Sexy?

“Paris is the sexiest city in the world.” Everyone has heard the cliché, of course, but probably because it’s hard to refute. After all, there’s much to dazzle and seduce us in the City of Light...
new women's order

Man in the Kitchen: Being a Guy in the New Women’s Order

Husband and father Ken Carlton describes his admiration and solidarity for the new women's order leading the charge for equality and respect.
entrepreneurship

How to Cure the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship

After having left my job in a busy corporate environment, I started my copywriting business in Paris and decided to go it alone. I‘d gone from a busy social day, to having nobody buy myself to talk to. That’s right – I’d started talking to myself. Times were rough.
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Canadian Raises Breast Health Awareness With Pink Bra Spring

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a bra! For the uninitiated, the sight of bras floating floating in the sky might seem oddly delightful — just another day in Paris. For others, the Pink Bra Spring event is an opportunity to come together in love and support for breast health and women with breast cancer.
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Paris Plunge: Hot Off the Press-Engaged and Planning a Wedding in France!

After just three months in France, I feel like my story is just getting started. There’s no way I want to limit myself to one country or the other – I want both! So my Frenchman and I are getting married in France. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As with all things French, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before you get to walk down that aisle.
Ken Carlton in kitchen.

Man in the Kitchen: The Joy of Cooking (alone)

Man in the Kitchen Ken Carlton finds precious solace cooking alone while his busy wife works and the kids lead their independent lives.
French mother-in-law

What Should “Brow-beaten Jane” Do With Her Unbearable French Mother-in-law?

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe gives helpful advice on how to deal with a bossy, critical French mother-in-law without losing your cool.
women and money workshop

Women and Money: Take Control of Your Financial Life

Whether you are a trailing spouse, have a solid income, or you’re starting up a new business, gaining and maintaining financial independence is of paramount importance for all women. Join INSPIRELLE for a unique workshop, led by personal finance coach Yulin Lee, which will empower you with the confidence and basic tools to take control of your own financial life.